SUNNYMEDE

JUNIOR SCHOOL



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E-Safety workshop for parents - July 2017


We were pleased to have such a good turnout for our E-safety workshop for parents this year, with an emphasis on child sexual exploitation. The ‘two Johns’ gave a comprehensive overview of the dangers of the web and some specific apps that many of our children are using regularly, as well as offering some useful solutions on how parents can work alongside children to keep themselves safe. Thank you to all those parents who came. The positive feedback was really helpful. Don’t forget to refer to all the useful resources on this site, including useful links to other sites.







Spring 2016

Cyberbullying 'Click Safe' Workshop with Konflux Theatre Group​


We were pleased to have such a good turnout for our E-safety workshop for parents this year, with an emphasis on child sexual exploitation. The ‘two Johns’ gave a comprehensive overview of the dangers of the web and some specific apps that many of our children are using regularly, as well as offering some useful solutions on how parents can work alongside children to keep themselves safe. Thank you to all those parents who came. The positive feedback was really helpful. Don’t forget to refer to all the useful resources on this site, including useful links to other sites.


In recent months, we have been approached by a small  number of parents who have had concerns about their child’s vulnerability in relation to their internet use, in particular cyber-bullying. As the use of technology at home and school becomes an increasingly important feature of our children’s daily lives, we feel it is important that we address issues promptly and in partnership. As a school, we do not consider any form of bullying acceptable. This includes cyber-bullying, which can be very difficult for parents and carers to manage, particularly in isolation. Where we have been approached directly by parents with concerns, we have worked with them to try and identify the source of the problem and to resolve it, even though the incidents happened outside of school hours. We consider it our role to work with parents to tackle issues related to inappropriate use of the internet by educating our pupils in school, as well as working with parents and staff. It is important that parents and carers are aware of their responsibilities in helping to ensure their children are safe when they use the internet at home, of the dangers associated with the use of digital technology and of strategies they can use to help prevent cyber-bullying etc. For example, some parents with whom I have spoken to recently were not aware that children are not allowed a Facebook account until they are fourteen years of age.

 

On 14th May we ran an e-safety workshop for parents to help them understand the importance of digital technology in children's lives, whilst drawing their attention to the potential dangers. Strategies on how to minimise a range of risks were shared. Feedback from those who attended was excellent. We have sourced and uploaded some leaflets and posters which you may find helpful in offering guidance on the safe use of digital technology with your child. These resources will be useful to all parents but particularly for those who were unable to attend the workshops. The cyberbullying leaflet is designed as guidance for schools. However, we feel that it contains useful information for parents, particularly the information on page 5, which gives safety advice for children, parents and carers, and on page 7 where there are details on how to contact your service provider if you need to report any incidents. The Smart Rules poster is useful for sharing with your child. Class teachers and support staff have also had e-safety training and we continually address e-safety issues with the children through the curriculum and assemblies. Also attached is a PDF file giving a range of links to key resources for parents. Some of the key sites we think will be of particular use to parents can be accessed by clicking the links below. Please do speak to a member of staff if you have any questions about e-safety. We hope that, by working in partnership with you, we can ensure that all our children interact safely with modern technology and benefit from the many positive benefits to learning that technology brings.

 

Ronnie Branch

Headteacher


ThinkuKnow  - Essential E-Safety Guidance to help keep your child safe online






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Some useful links...

 

www.google.co.uk/familysafety

 

 www.connectsafely.org/pdfs/fbparents.pdf

 

www.childnet.com

 

www.theparentzone.co.uk

 

www.parentport.org.uk

 

www.saferinternet.org.uk

 

Click on the following links to view, save or download...

 

Cyberbullying-leaflet

 

e-safety for parents leaflet

 

smart rules poster

 

Useful links complete list 2012

 




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NSPCC 'PANTS' poster used in our recent NSPCC assemby